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Westwood, J. O.
Lapidarium Walliae: The Early Inscribed and Sculptured Stones of Wales, Delineated and Described
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1879. Ex-Library, first edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Quarto. viii, 246 (2)pp., 101 plates. Original green cloth with blind-stamped decor on covers, blind-stamped ruling and gilt lettering on spine. Brown endpapers. Printed for the Cambrian Archaeological Association. "The object of this work is to bring together into one volume descriptions and figures of all early Inscribed and Sculptured Stones scattered throughout the Principality of Wales... The work is arranged in Counties, commencing with the Stones of Glamorganshire, the earliest seat of Christianity in Wales and the richest in respect to its lapidary remains." (Westwood). Illustrated with in-text reproductions and 101 lithographic plates featuring a multitude of examples of inscriptions found in Wales. "Highly important work on a subject which has always excited considerable interest amongst Historians and Archaeologists, but of which little has hitherto been known. It opens new and remarkable views concerning old Celtic art in Britain, and the Introduction and the Form of Christianity in this Country in Centuries of which we have had the least knowledge; and affords data of considerable value for the elucidation of vexed questions in History and Chronology, and the study of the linguistic peculiarities of the old Cymric tongue." (From an age toned book review newspaper clipping glued to the inside front cover). Binding with water-spotting along foredge of front and back cover. Library bookplate and newspaper clip glued to inside front cover. Front and back gutter reinforced … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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